Formed Families Forward provides training and direct support to families in northern Virginia formed through foster care, kinship care and adoption. As adoptive, foster and kinship parents and caregivers, we know first-hand the challenges families experience in their efforts to access appropriate education, mental health, disability, and transition services and other supports.

We train parents, caregivers and professionals and provide critical information tools to help them advocate for better special educational and other services for the children in their care. Peer support groups are available to youth, young adults, and to parents and caregivers. We provide most services free of charge to families; your contribution helps us continue our work with formed families. We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit; donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 27-4828866.

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4031 University Dr., 2nd floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

Volunteer your Time and Talent

We love volunteers with specific skills and time to share! Examples of tasks for which we seek volunteer support are:

  • helping with training events
  • staffing exhibit tables at conferences and community events
  • supporting outreach to local media
  • producing brief video and audio trainings for parents and caregivers

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering your skills and time.

College student internships (unpaid) are available!

Join our Board of Directors

Another way to support Formed Families Forward’s work is to consider joining our Board of Directors.

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